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Old 02-11-2019, 03:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Bullshipper View Post

Yes that looks bad. Comments from guys working underdecks on this hull are also very negative but who knows for sure.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:16 PM
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I dont care for the transoms. Seems like a direct mount which to me means a chitload of transome in an area you need to get around constantly.

Might feel different on the actual. Just never liked pocketed engines.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by commuter boats View Post
From here that doesn't look particularly complementary

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Yes, that is the most obvious place I was looking at. That is exactly what the hull will look like when it comes out of the mold. There is no “finish” work done to a hull after it is pulled from a mold (or, there is not supposed to be).
If you look at a hull pulled from a mold off a well finished plug the reflections will be mirror smooth and reflections of edges or lines will have no ripples or waviness.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:03 PM
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The TAG 360 Hull looks awesome on their Facebook page. Really nice lines!
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post


Yes, that is the most obvious place I was looking at. That is exactly what the hull will look like when it comes out of the mold. There is no “finish” work done to a hull after it is pulled from a mold (or, there is not supposed to be).
If you look at a hull pulled from a mold off a well finished plug the reflections will be mirror smooth and reflections of edges or lines will have no ripples or waviness.
I'm guessing it's just a distorted pic as the first hull has been pulled from the mold and looks good (in the pics, at least). I saw the pics of the hull today which I posted above. Cool thing I learned today is TAG's shop is a stone's throw from our farm so will be checking them out sometime in the near future.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:13 PM
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I have been looking at it also. Looks like that is some kind of flange that looks like it gets cut off when boat is pulled. The pictures i just looked at the sides look really smooth.
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Looks like both the hull and the camera was moving when the pic was taken through a windshield so its probably a lot better than it appears in the foto
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:23 PM
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I looked again, I think those are sanding marks and the varying color due to how much material was removed is making it look wavy.
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I looked again, I think those are sanding marks and the varying color due to how much material was removed is making it look wavy.
Ok,..... we’ll go with sanding marks where I circled (although I don’t know why you would want to be sanding like that in a new mold). (I wasn’t referring to to top lip.)

Also, on my PC screen up forward didn’t look to great. Also circled.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:42 PM
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Where did all that supposed flare go?
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post





Ok,..... we’ll go with sanding marks where I circled (although I don’t know why you would want to be sanding like that in a new mold). (I wasn’t referring to to top lip.)

Also, on my PC screen up forward didn’t look to great. Also circled.

yes, that first pic was what I was looking at. Don't you think it kind of looks like sanding marks. I assume if it was sanded you'd have to spray more of the tooling gel coat.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:49 PM
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It's raining, so the mold is wet. You are seeing the top part of the mold dry, compared to the wetter part down low.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:02 PM
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The grey boat in the pictures looks like the plug.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:21 PM
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I think your looking at a mold so shiny it has the wavy reflection at the tops and center.


also who transports a mold without being covered?
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:25 PM
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Wavy boats is the new thing. All these straight boats will look like a model T when the new wavy boats hit the market.
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Old 02-12-2019, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by whichcraft View Post
The grey boat in the pictures looks like the plug.
I'm pretty sure it's a hull, but not 100%
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Originally Posted by Fordy View Post
I think your looking at a mold so shiny it has the wavy reflection at the tops and center.


also who transports a mold without being covered?
the inside is impervious and can be cleaned just like a hull
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Impervious gelcoat...hmmm nope
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Impervious gelcoat...hmmm nope
tooling gel coat with 5-7 coats of wax over resin so it will release hulls is pretty impervios in my experience
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Old 02-12-2019, 10:43 AM
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I, actually, googled tooling gel coat and read a little about it, but wasn't thinking of the wax (mold release) or whatever it is.
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